An inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO professional who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture, and society.
The “Atone Again, Naturally” Edition
We discuss: 1) the proposal of giving Netanyahu amnesty from prosecution in exchange for his resignation 2) whether you can be a feminist, but opposed judges who try to advance a feminist agenda 3) we repent for stuff we said about people in Israeli politics, culture and society
The “It Never Bahrains, But It Pours!” Edition
We discuss: 1) the historic accord with the UAE and peace declaration with Bahrain 2) the 3-week lockdown 3) the efforts to ban the TV satire show, The Jews Are Coming
The “Disobedient? Sure. But Is It Civil?” Edition
What's behind the Greek-tragic struggle for leadership of the Yesh Atid party? What do we make of Lieberman's call for “civil disobedience” against the government’s coronavirus regulations? Ahead of the Jewish New Year, what events and people mattered most over the year now ending?
The “N, Na, Nah” Edition
Why have the Jerusalem protests lasted so long? Could Naftali Bennett be Israel’s next PM? Did the coronavirus czar step too far when requesting to ban ultra-Orthodox Israelis from entering Ukraine?
The “International” Edition (rerun)
Twenty two years ago, a week after Israel celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, a 26 year-old former drag-queen and trans woman won the world’s biggest song contest, The Eurovision. She also forever changed the way we Israelis see ourselves.
The “Good Trouble” Edition
Merav Ferziger and her mom, Miriam Herschlag, on the protests shaking Jerusalem at the foundations, and making all sorts of “good trouble”
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Good use of busy time, not just free time
If you're looking for holy trinity of intelligent discourse of Israeli politics, comedy, and opera - do not listen to this podcast! However, if you lower your standards to just two of three then this is the podcast for you.
I disagree with the team on this podcast about 5 times each episode, and so I happily give them 1 star for each disagreement.
Modern Israeli viewpoints succinctly presented
An enjoyable discussion about the current day issues in Israel. While the positions are rooted in the Leftist-progressive side - this is in no way a regurgitation of the standard left-right talking points. It is led so eloquently and thoughtfully by Noah Efron - indomitably optimistic and with un-ending compassion - even to those with the most upsetting and angering views; with Alison Kaplan who is so well at describing the real situation in all its nuance- and at the same time expressing her opinion in piercingly direct terms which is such a pleasure to hear, and with Don F. (Futerman?)who also is masterful in expressing his views although he - alas - is often the textbook/reference-book lefty voice in the program (just in case you want to know what the conventional left-wing view is on just about anything in Israel). If you want to hear an interesting discussion about modern Israel this podcast is amazing. Thank you Noah Efron - you are doing great- you should do more podcasting because you are a natural. (Yeah you're also funny but in a Dad-jokes kind of way...)
Wonderful and Engaging!
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